Another Tylenol Recall

Defective Drugs

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that manufactures a variety of over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Benadryl, and Motrin, has announced another recall to add to its growing list of products pulled from the market in the past year. This new recall involves Tylenol 8-hour caplets 50 count, sold in the United States and Puerto Rico. The lot number for the recalled product is BCM155.

The defective Tylenol product was recalled due to complaints of a musty and moldy odor. According to a spokesperson from McNeil, the odor is the result of the presence of small amounts of the chemical 2,4,6-tribromoanisole in the product. The company has claimed that the risk of adverse medical events is remote; however, they are recalling the product for precautionary measures.

Consumers can call 1-888-222-6036 for additional recall information, including how to receive a refund or a replacement product.

Johnson & Johnson, once known for their stellar safety reputation, has initiated a series of recalls in the past year for several of their over-the-counter products:

  • Last November, five lots of Tylenol Arthritis Pain 100 count with the EZ-open cap were recalled due to an unusual odor that caused nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • In December, they expanded the recall to cover all lots of the product
  • In January, the recall was expanded again to cover a variety of Tylenol, Motrin, and other over-the-counter products
  • In May, 50 children’s versions of common over-the-counter medications were recalled due to safety concerns – this prompted Johnson & Johnson to shut down their plant in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, where these products were manufactured

If you have been injured by taking one of these over-the-counter Tylenol products, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your damages through a defective product lawsuit. An experienced attorney can help you with filling of your claim.